Rhody Chovy SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    My take on Page Rogers bay anchovy pattern. I've had real good luck with this on schoolie stripers; haven't had the chance to try it on false albacore since they started getting selective during the Snot Fly hatch. I've used calftail, bucktail, arctic fox (my favorite of the naturals) with good results, but if there are any blues around, you'll want synthetic; Craft Fur on this version. Also, I used 5 min epoxy on early versions, but had a number of them discolor after exposure to sunlight, so I switched to UV Knotsense; I'm sure Clear Cure Goo would work great, too. Although the original is tied with stick-on eyes, I like the bead better; doesn't add too much weight but seems to make the fly track better in the water - YMMV


    hook - Mustad 34007 6-8
    thread - Danville mono, fine
    tail - Craft Fur white
    body - Mylar Braid, fine pearl
    topping - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    eye - 1/8 brass bead silver


    Mash barb and slide bead on hook

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    attach thread behind bead and tie in Craft Fur wing (keep it sparse)

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    slip body braid over hook eye in front of bead

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    wrap tying thread in front of braid (don't worry about crossing over the bead, it's going to be covered with the UV Knotsense)

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    3 strands Krystal Flash

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    tie KF in at eye

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    wrap thread back and tie down body braid on top

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    and on the bottom

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    trim body braid top and bottom

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    fold Krystal Flash back and tie down

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    trim Krystal Flash and whip finish

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    apply UV Knotsense (or your favorite substitute)

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    coat head and cure (either a uv light or good old sunlight will do)

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    all done

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    nice looking and easy to tie! I like the small size, gonna try some in chum fry colors.
  3. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    The Salt
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    real nice... i bet tied up in pink that fly would work well next summer. in fact, i'm definitely gonna tie some up for next summer's pink salmon.

    chris